Meet an SMA: Talia Light Rake ’20

The Thrill regularly spotlights a Sexual Misconduct Advisor to raise awareness about the resources available to survivors of sexual assault. Remember, the SMAs are subordinate to the Counseling Center, so anything you tell them is kept confidential. They also have an anonymous hotline you can call if you need assistance: 740-358-1544. Today, we’re featuring Talia Light Rake! Stay safe, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help.


Talia Light Rake, ’20, Sociology and Drama Double Major

What’s your ultimate Peirce meal?
I once had that Panko Rice dish with an egg, but then I never saw it again. It was pretty yummy though.

If you had to be on type of vegetable, what would you be, and why?
I think I could be the Amish pickled onions. Just cause.

What were your favorite and least favorite things about your first year dorm?
I lived in Norton last year and had a great roommate, but we lived in 101 so we were kind far from the bathroom.

Cats or dogs or salamanders? Why?
Dogs. Why? Cause look how cute my dog Bailey is! talia's dog                                                                   Bailey, cute dog

What’s your zodiac sign, and do you vibe with it?
I’m a Gemini, and for better or worse I think that it’s a perfect fit. For some reason Geminis get a lot of hate, but I think we’re really great.

What’s your current favorite class, and why?
I am currently in a Sociology of Sexuality class with Professor Austin Johnson, and it’s fantastic. It is really redefining how I have viewed sexuality. I think it’s a class that everyone should be required to take.

Why did you want to become an SMA?
Sex and hook-up culture during college, and at Kenyon especially, have the ability to be extremely confusing and uncomfortable. While the hook-up culture is something that almost everyone is a part of, there is very little discussion around it. I wanted to become an SMA so I could be a knowledgeable supporter for my peers, and to create further discussion on campus.


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